Rock'n Roll Band

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"Rock'n Roll Band"
ABBA - Rock'n Roll Band (US 1973).jpg
Single by ABBA
from the album Ring Ring
B-side "Another Town, Another Train" (stock pressing)
"Rock'n Roll Band" (promo pressings)
Released July 1973
Format 7" single
Genre Rock, pop rock, europop
Length 3:11
Label Playboy Records
Songwriter(s) Benny Andersson
Björn Ulvaeus
Producer(s) Benny Andersson
Björn Ulvaeus
ABBA singles chronology
"Another Town, Another Train"
(1973)
"Rock'n Roll Band"
(1973)
"Waterloo"
(1974)
"Another Town, Another Train"
(1973)
"Rock'n Roll Band"
(1973)
"Waterloo"
(1974)
Audio sample

"Rock'n Roll Band" is a song by Swedish pop group ABBA (then credited as "Björn & Benny with Anna & Frida") from the album Ring Ring.

In the US, the song was released as single by Playboy Records credited to "Björn & Benny with Anna & Frieda" (with an 'E' added to Frida).[1] It was issued in 1973 as a follow-up to the minor hit "People Need Love" and "Another Town, Another Train", although the Ring Ring album was not released in the United States until 1995. The flipside on the stock pressing was the previously released "Another Town, Another Train" (though this side was also given an A-side matrix number, 50018-A).[2] The promo pressing had the same song on both sides.[3]

In the UK, it was released as the B-side to "Ring Ring" when issued in October 1973, and when re-issued in June 1974. In South Africa and Rhodesia, it was released as the B-side to "Another Town, Another Train" on the Sunshine label in February 1974.[4]

There are at least two known versions of this track: the 3.11 version released as ABBA, and a shorter early mix, released on the remastered version of Lycka by Benny & Bjorn.

Track listings[edit]

Stock pressing

  1. A. "Rock'n Roll Band"
  2. B. "Another Town, Another Train"

Promo pressings

  1. A. "Rock'n Roll Band" [mono]
  2. B. "Rock'n Roll Band" [stereo]

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